RIP Kaya Netanyahu

Prime Minister Netanyahu’s 13 year-old family dog, Kaya, passed away Monday after having leg surgery.

Netanyahu eulogized Kaya on his Facebook page, “Our beloved Kaya is gone. Two months ago, Kaya collapsed after a disc herniation in her neck that paralyzed her.

She underwent two serious operations to try to get her back on her feet. After hydrotherapy and unsuccessful treatment in an oxygen tent, the other day, we all, my wife Sara, Yair, and Avner – came to say goodbye.”

“How much happiness and light she brought to our lives. We learned from Kaya what the soul and consciousness of animals are, and we were happy to give her a home and a family and thereby extend her life for many years, and she gave us back a lot of joy. On this occasion we call upon all who can adopt grown animals: Give them a home and a life – and you will get so much warmth and love from them,” added Netanyahu.

“Kaya was a seventh generation purebred American Eskimo dog. She was born on Kibbutz Givat Brenner, won many canine beauty contests and displayed exceptional intelligence and sensitivity. How we hoped she’d come back to us and at least once in her life get to experience snow in Jerusalem”

“Kaya was part of our family. We are so sorry she has left us; we will always remember her,” he concluded.